Alexandra Lebenthal’s The Recessionistas ($16.49)

  • “”As only she could do so well – given her platinum pedigree and Wall Street cred – Alexandra Lebenthal has written a smart, sassy novel that peers into a world of wealth and privilege turned on its crazy head.  This is a dishy, divine first novel.”
  • William Cohan, New York Times bestselling author of House of Cards.

  • As a keen financial expert and a social insider, Alexandra was poised to write this revealing portrait of the heels and heros of Wall Street, in the fall of 2008.  Like Tom Wolfe’s front row seat at Bonfire of the Vanities, Alexandra has lived the life, listened to the language and learned to deliver the details in a wise and witty way.   The story begins at Yura, the haunt of the “yummy mummies” of the Upper East Side takes you on a whirlwind, over the cliffs of  Park Avenue and Fifth, and into the backrooms and boardrooms Wall Street’s elite.  David Patrick Columbia led a lively discussion with Alexandra in the library of the Carllyle Collection.  To read more about the event, please go to New York Social Diary. This entertaining book is a must -read and a great “stocking stuffer” for everyone on your holiday list.

Alexandra Lebenthal is the socially prominent President and CEO of Lebenthal & Company, and its wealth management division, Alexandra & James Inc. She also serves as a board member of the School of American Ballet and is involved with several other leading New York cultural institutions including The Business Council of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Capital Campaign for the Museum of the City of New York, the American Museum of Natural History, and the New York Botanical Garden.  Alexandra is also a contributing editor for  She lives in New York City with her husband Jay Diamond, and their children.  To find out more about the author, visit

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